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Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
+1 843-853-7828
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Charleston is a foodie paradise and Circa is a gem! The food is inventive (with a few customary stand-bys). We arrived to dinner at 8PM, and were seated immediately (reservations strongly recommended). The restaurant is welcoming and ‘casual formal’ - white tablecloths, silverware, flowers etc....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying at the Mansion so this small, but nice restaurant was right on the property. Not a lot of menu selections though and the bar area is limited. Service was top notch both with bartender and waiters. Breakfast here was just ok.

1  Thank pres2n
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this restaurant! The food was excellent as well as the service. They put a spin on some classic dishes that are amazing!

Thank Dale1350
Reviewed 1 week ago

We can't say enough about Circa 1886, the chef and the staff! It was truly a 5 star experience from the food and wines to the atmosphere and wonderful top notch service. The ease of planning a wedding reception from states away was created by...More

2  Thank dawnc3332018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fulton Inn where we stayed had an arrangement with this upscale restaurant. For $49 each, we got a three course meal to choose from on a very diverse and refined menu…some main courses worth over $30 each. Service was impeccable.

1  Thank Dani U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

take ur dates here to eat, u will not regret it.... Yummy food and great service, I will never stop coming to this restaurant. The staff is friendly and will accommodate u to their best of their ability.

1  Thank RobertLeeSC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Wentworth Mansion so it was a no-brainer to eat here at some point but it is absolutely worth seeking out. We had the loup de mer and the antelope and both were perfect. The bread pudding and chocolate benne cake...More

2  Thank timqparker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are visiting Charleston on a mini getaway. We selected to dine at the Circa 1886 based on previous TripAdvisor reviews. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED! The Circa 1886 Resturant is located in the carriage house of the Whitworth Mansion, so it is not visible from...More

3  Thank Alanmflys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the elegant tree lined walkway to their service you couldn't ask for more! The entrees were delicious and the added bonus appetizers from the chef were delicious. Ahi tuna with a sauce on top, and a terrific split pea soup like I have never...More

1  Thank Carpwalker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an outstanding experience at the Wentworth. The staff was very attentive and hospitable. They contacted us prior to our visit to offer help with any needed reservations and recommendations for dining. Once we arrived they were extremely welcoming and the staff at the...More

2  Thank jfmeis
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Questions & Answers
27 April 2017|
Response from OwnerCharmingInns | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We have an outdoor patio that can certainly accommodate dogs. Unfortunately, the patio is not available during inclement weather, so please call ahead to guarantee availability.
27 April 2017|
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We do not have gluten free entrees on our menu, but we are willing to make substitutions to make certain items on our menu gluten free. Please call us at 843-853-7828 and we will make arrangements... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-7828
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Chef Marc Collins draws inspiration from many cuisines around the world to create a menu that is truly unique to the Charleston restaurant scene. Drawing inspiration from historic Southern dishes and always highlighting what is local and in season, Chef Collins puts a healthful, distinctive spin on classic Lowcountry dishes. This means there is less butter and cream than typically seen on Southern menus. Whole grains are incorporated to dishes and ingredients are used at the peak of flavor. The result is satisfying dishes that retain their bright, bold flavors without the large amounts of fat found in many restaurant dishes. From our Plantation Rice Bread Rolls made in house daily, to the selection of local seafood, to Pastry Chef Lovorn’s incredible desserts, each dinner at Circa 1886 celebrates the region we call home. Let our professional, attentive, experienced and knowledgeable staff guide you through the menu and help select a wine that is a perfect pairing for food and budget.
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